Plant Powered Ketchup

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Plant powered ketchup made by Active Vegetarian

Ahh, ketchup. Such a classic North American condiment loved by so many! Unfortunately, the typical version of this adored sauce is highly processed with zero nutritional value and comes loaded with refined sugars and artificial ingredients. The good news is that ketchup is also one of the easiest condiments to make at home. All you need…

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Chocolate Caramel Tarts – raw, vegan,gluten-free

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Chocolate caramel tart recipe made by Active Vegetarian

Most people consider eating chocolate a “guilty pleasure”. But in this case, you can think of it as just pure pleasure instead. These decadent Chocolate Caramels Tarts are made from raw cacao, which is rich in nutrients and highly beneficial to good health. Raw cacao is packed with antioxidants and rich in minerals like iron,…

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PUMPKIN MUSCLE MYLK – dairy-free, vegan

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This is Zuzana enjoying her pumpkin muscle mylk

Avoid cold, flu and other illnesses during the changing seasons with this infection-fighting, protein-rich pumpkin mylk. It’s made with activated pumpkin seeds, pureed pumpkin and fresh ginger which is blended together with warming spices and naturally sweetened with dates. Pumpkin seeds are one of the highest plant-based sources of protein containing all essential amino acids. A handful of these…

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake, dairy-free, vegan

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This is a salted caramel apple cheesecake recipe made by Active Vegetarian

There may not be a better combination than apples and caramel unless of course, pecans and a hint of sea salt are added to the mix. Now imagine this delightful combination of flavours in a cheesecake version. Obviously, this dairy-free cake doesn’t contain any real cheese, but the cashews and cacao butter combine beautifully to…

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Raw Superfood Granola Bars

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RAW Vegan Superfood Granola Bars recipe made by Active Vegetarian

Hemp seeds are a “must eat” on our list of foods. We’ll admit, the list of healthy things we keep adding to our daily “must eat” list is getting a bit out of hand—between the vegetables, flaxseeds, raw vegetable juices, fermented foods, etc. our stomach barely has room to fit it all in. Knowing the…

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Superfood Ice Cream Parfait, (Dairy-Free, Vegan)

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This is a superfood ice cream parfait recipe made by Active Vegetarian

If you’ve never made banana “ice cream” or tried chia seed pudding before, now is the time! We’re putting them together in this delicious and nourishing parfait.   Blending frozen bananas with superfoods of choice is the easiest way to enjoy the creamiest and healthies ice cream in just a few minutes. Don’t let the instructions…

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Easy Vegan Pear & Berry Crumble

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This is a fruit crumble made by Active Vegetarian

Easy and healthy, this Pear & Berry Crumble was inspired by a recent issue of Impact Magazine. The headline of the article read ” Beauty From Within” it was part of a series of skin-detoxifying recipes. I was instantly sold. One thing we always encourage our clients and readers to take into consideration when it comes…

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Apricot Maca-Roon Cookies

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These are vegan apricot macaroons made by Active vegetarian

I continue to be drawn to clarity and simplicity. ‘Less is more’ remains my mantra. -Stephane Rolland We often play around in the kitchen trying to recreate traditional recipes by stripping away the complexity and giving them a healthy whole food plant-based makeover. This recipe was inspired by the popular Girl Guide cookie called Somas.…

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Go-To Raw Coconut Yogurt (fermented)

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Confession alert! Coconut in any form is a household staple for Zuzana and me. With plant-based eating becoming more popular it’s great to see companies jumping on board and supporting it by making alternatives for peoples favourite “traditional” animal-based choices – like yogurt. In our opinion, coconut yogurt is the best non-dairy alternative, because it…

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23 Plant Based Meals in 15 Minutes or Less

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Short on time, yet still want to serve your family a healthy plant-based meal?  This recipe roundup is for you! No excuses to reach for that frozen pizza or another heavily processed “easy” dinner that is full of preservatives! Those chemicals that hide in pre-packaged foods, have zero nutrients, provide absolutely no benefits to the…

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3 HEALTHY SALAD DRESSINGS – (OIL FREE, VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE) ready in 4 min or less

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We all know that we should include more fresh vegetables into our diet. But how do you do this daily? It’s easier than you might think. When we work with our coaching clients one of the basic nutritional habits we focus on make greens the foundation of the plant-based plate. A green salad is the King…

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GREEN CREAM SOUP for a healthy gut

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Recently we started experimenting with making raw creamy soups heated in the Vitamix and today we are sharing with you one of our favourite creations, to date. This vibrant soup is nourishing and satisfying, especially on a cold winter day! Durning chilly winter months most of us tend to crave more warming and comforting foods and…

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Macadamia Cashew Butter

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Want to make the best tasting nut butter? Look no further because this combination of macadamia and cashew nuts is simply amazing. It’s creamy, naturally sweet and takes less then 10 minutes to make.  The key to creating a great tasting nutbutter is to start with the best-quality nuts. Choose raw and organic. One thing…

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Healthy No-Bake Nanaimo Bars

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As two proud Canadians, we cannot imagine the holiday season without the well-loved Nanaimo bars. Traditionally made with loads of butter and sugar, we decided to give the traditional rich B.C. treat a healthy vegan makeover. You will find that this interpretation of the classic Nanaimo bar is much less sweet than the original but…

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Raw Vegan Fruitcake

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Hello friends!  Today we have for you a holiday treat that will prove that indulging can be delicious and healthy at the same time.   Before we begin, I want to start with a WARNING… This raw vegan fruitcake is addictive!   Seriously, I am eating it right now as I am writing this post and it’s…

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